March 21, 2017

WoWoman Celebrates Second Year

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WoWoman founder and SUSI alumna Zara Apetrei Huseynova
Founded in 2014 by SUSI Alumna Zara Apetrei Huseynova, WoWoman is a women’s empowerment platform which creates space and tools for women to develop themselves personally and professionally. WoWomen stands for helping women to dare to follow their dreams, live up to their full potential and most importantly, enjoy the Journey itself.
 
With a team of over 50 volunteers, WoWoman Azerbaijan has organized and managed 15 programs and over 100 events, trainings, seminars, and master classes that empower women to follow their dreams through a variety of disciplines such as entrepreneurship, information technology, cinematography, human resources, project management, yoga, and much more. WoWomen receives up to 800 applications for each event every week. At present, more than 6,500 women have enriched their lives through WoWoman programs & events.
 
WoWomen celebrated its 2nd year anniversary on February 19 at the Fairmont Hotel where media representatives, famous guests, trainers, representatives of embassies and ministries, government agencies and private sector supporters were present. During the event WoWomen shared all of its achievements of 2016 and held an awards ceremony recognizing best trainers, partners, teams and projects.
 
WoWomen announced a bold vision for 2017 that included plans for creating a global online platform to connect all its members, create a peer mentorship system, and provide a hybrid—online and offline—education platform. WoWomen has also launched the WoWomen Global Ambassador Program to create local chapters around the world. Ambassadors are currently active in five cities and applications are open for anyone who is interested in becoming a WoWoman Ambassador in their city.
 
Zara Apetrei Huseynova is a 2012 alumna of the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) program for leadership, public policy, and social entrepreneurship hosted by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Huseynova is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for gender equality and women’s entrepreneurship. She is the founder and CEO of ALZA Boutiques in Baku, Azerbaijan and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Azerbaijan Oil Academy. She is currently a finalist for the Fulbright Student program and looking forward to start an MBA program in the U.S. this fall. Her motto is: “Nothing is impossible, even the word says, 'I’m Possible.'” 

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